Hydrogen Vehicles

Hydrogen powertrains in heavy commercial vehicles use a fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity for the electric motor or a hydrogen internal combustion engine. They result in zero emissions with only water vapour released, improved efficiency, range, and potentially lower costs, making them a promising alternative to diesel engines. Expect to be kept informed on this ever-changing market at Freight Carbon Zero.

Hydrogen powertrains in heavy commercial vehicles use a fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity for the electric motor or a hydrogen internal combustion engine; they result in zero emissions with only water vapour released.

Hydrogen-Infrastructure

What is hydrogen fuel technology?

There are two types of hydrogen fuelled technologies, the first being fuel cell technology; this utilises hydrogen to generate electrical energy which is then used to run a battery electric vehicle (BEV) with a far smaller battery than a 100% battery powered BEV. The second technology is internal combustion engines fuelled with hydrogen as a replacement for diesel. Read more…

Hydrogen vehicle news

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HVS secures agreement to supply 30 fuel cell trucks to explore plant & transport solutions

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell truck original equipment manufacturer (OEM), has signed a partnership agreement with Explore Plant & Transport Solutions (Explore) to supply 30 hydrogen electric tractor units for Explore’s fleet.

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McCulla Transport partners with HVS for hydrogen fuel cell truck trial

The truck trials of the new hydrogen fuel cell trucks are set to begin in late 2025, supporting McCulla Transport (Ireland)’ goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Commentary

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Less carbon, more neon

For this week’s newsletter commentary, we returned to former Commercial Motor Editor Brian Weatherley, for his thoughts around truck charging.

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Daring to begin…

Taking the first step on the road to decarbonisation is something which we know causes a lot of angst amongst commercial vehicle operators, large or small. The decisions to be made; should you opt for battery electric or Hydrogen, understanding the issues around infrastructure and new fuelling regimes, plus all ...